On the 11 November 2012, after nearly 8 years together, I married my husband, Adam.  It was a wonderful, happy day and I wanted to share a few photos on here. All photographs unless otherwise stated were taken by the lovely Isy at Anderson Jones Photography.

For our wedding invitations I made us ‘Paris‘ pocketfolds for the day guests on ivory board with blackberry ribbon, sent in two-piece presentation boxes with tissue liners.  For the evening guests we went with the simpler but stylish ‘La Belle‘ flat invitations with the same ribbons.

 ‘Paris’ Pocketfold Invitations – (photo by me)

‘Paris’ Pocketfold Invitations – (photo by me)

I wanted to buy some new fonts for our own invitations and after much deliberation I settled on those shown below.  They are now available on our font selection list for our 2013 customers!

 ‘Paris’ pockefold invitation (photo by me)

‘Paris’ pockefold invitation (photo by me)

We got married on a cold and bright wintry Sunday at Great John Street Hotel – a chic boutique hotel in Castlefield, Manchester with a fantastic roof terrace. The sun had already begun to set for our 4pm ceremony and the room was lit with candles and looked really romantic.

Candle Lit Aisle at Great John Street Hotel, Manchester

Candle Lit Aisle at Great John Street Hotel, Manchester

I wore a Charlotte Bailber dress ‘Alice’ which I absolutely fell in love with from the minute I tried it on. It cost way more than I felt I could justify spending on a dress so imagine my delight when I found a sample for sale on Preloved.  The only catch was that it was in Derby, oh and two sizes too big.   Mum came to the rescue and ferried me back and forth to Derby over the next few months for fittings and the amazingly talented Elaina at Baroque Couture  adjusted the dress to fit, completely remaking the top and adding some vintage customisation to really make it unique to me.

Charlotte Balbier Alice Dress

Charlotte Balbier Alice Dress

My shoes were super comfy and stylish kitten heals from Rachel Simpson – ‘Flo’ – worth every penny.

Rachel Simpson 'Flo' Kitten Heals

Rachel Simpson ‘Flo’ Kitten Heals

Adam is the youngest of seven siblings and the only boy so he was lucky enough to be treated to a beautiful Armani suit by his mum.  It really did look amazing, so nicely cut and I know he will wear it for years to come.

The Groom - Adam

The Groom – Adam

My lovely bridesmaids – Nicky, Debbie and Kelly – wore different style dresses in the same grape chiffon fabric and looked beautiful.

The bridesmaids

The bridesmaids

My friend Molly is a makeup artist on Eastenders and was kind enough to do all our makeup – she’s so talented and we all were really pleased with the results.

My friend Molly did my makeup

My friend Molly did my makeup

The rooms at Great John Street are fabulous so getting ready and drinking champagne with my bridesmaids, Mol and mum was definitely a highlight of the day.

Great John Street Hotel, Manchester

Great John Street Hotel, Manchester

Both the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom looked great in John Charles dresses.

The Mums

The Mums

I made us a ‘Paris’ Wedding Post Box for all our wedding cards.

Wedding Post Box

Wedding Post Box

We had a winter barbecue on the terrace which was really delicious and as it was casual seating it took a lot of the hassle out of trying to figure out which table to seat everyone at.  I made a framed Order of the Day and Menu which I’ll be adding to the website soon.

 Framed Wedding Menu

Framed Wedding Menu

Thanks to all my friends and family for sharing it with us and making it such a great day. Here are a few more photos:

The cake

The cake

The flowers & hair slide

The flowers & hair slide

 

The rings

The rings

 

Walking Down the Aisle

Walking Down the Aisle

Saying our vows

Saying our vows

 

Exchanging rings

Exchanging rings

 

The Kiss

The Kiss

 

Exit of the bride and groom

Exit of the bride and groom

The Father of the Brides Speech

The Father of the Brides Speech

The Groom's Speech

The Groom’s Speech

Happy!

Happy!

 

Happy!

Outside Great John Street Hotel

The end of a perfect day!

The end of a perfect day!